Tim Parker

Tim Parker is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    How to Identify and Train Future Managers

    by on May 12, 2014

    While your business is in startup mode, your management “team” may consist of only one person: you. But as the company gains momentum, you’ll likely reach a point where you’ll have to relinquish control and trust someone else to oversee day-to-day oper…

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    How to Protect Your Small Business From the Heartbleed Bug

    by on April 28, 2014

    The Heartbleed Internet security bug has a scary name, but how does it affect you as a small business owner?

    Here’s what you should know about Heartbleed — and what you can do to protect yourself and your business.

    1. What is Heartbleed?


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    Coming Soon: New Design for Facebook Pages

    by on March 20, 2014

    If you haven’t received a notification already, you will: Facebook announced in a recent blog post that big changes are afoot for the layout of business pages. The move has implications for small-business owners who use Facebook as part of their social media…

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    How to Protect Your Customer Data From Theft

    by on January 27, 2014

    The recent Target data breach gave U.S. businesses of all sizes reason to think seriously about how well they’re protecting customer information. Any mishandling or theft of client records could damage a company’s reputation — or put it out of business a…

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    How to Find the Right Web-Hosting Service

    by on January 20, 2014

    In order to display your company’s website, you’ll need to rent digital space from a web-hosting service.

    You could buy your own equipment instead, but that’s usually not a cost-effective option for small businesses: Maintaining an in-house server requi…

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    5 Apps to Enhance Your Business’s Facebook Fan Page

    by on January 17, 2014

    Your business’s Facebook fan page can do a lot more than you may realize. By adding a variety of free and paid apps, you can make your page more interactive and engaging.

    Installing an app is easy. Here’s how: Go to your Facebook fan page. Click the arrow…

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    15 Ways to Cut Office Heating Costs

    by on January 3, 2014

    Winter came early this year. Before the season officially began Dec. 21, many cities across the U.S. had already experienced frigid temperatures, crippling ice storms, and heavy snowfall. The cold weather inevitably means higher heating bills for small busines…

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    6 Costly Winter Business Risks

    by on December 20, 2013

    Everybody loves the first snowfall of the year, but winter also brings some challenges for many people. Some of those annoyances, from accidents to illness, can cost your small business money. Here are six winter-related risks and tips for mitigating them.


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